Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Zesti, 31 Oct 2011.
Nice, that shrinkl-ess sleeving does look a lot better.
Please tell us how!
OMG, amazing case!
Gonna share how you did the cables?
I'll take a guess he is melting the ends to the wires. Nice idea if that is what he is doing.
just read all this log and i must say your skills amaze me the case looks sweet as and i love that mobo
And how I do heatshrinkless sleeving.. Tried many ways, but melting sleeve is the best way. Good guess Waynio. It's not that different from method used with paracord. Heating and twisting sleeve over crimp works, but it has to be done really fast and several times. And I always burn my fingers while doing it. But then I saw someone on other forum using heatshrink as help.
You basically take sleeve and heatshrink and put them on the wire like in traditional sleeving. Maybe just a bit longer sleeve. Then heatshrink is heated up with flame way too much. Small bubbles and smell of burning rubber is good.
Result should look like this:
And after cutting heatshrink away you have perfectly melted sleeve.
Awesome work, loving the look of the case and really neat trick with the sleeving
Omg i love the look of unshrinked (crimped) sleevejobs
I'll be giving that a try
Looks really good with paracord too!
Nice method for awesome looking seelving Zesti.
The burnt heatshrink is the better option for the finger tips though.
I need to try this when I start on my paracord!
what the heck dude :'(, i thought that you also would crimp the sleeve !
Thank you guys!
KoSoVaR^, crimping sleeve turned out to be really hard. I just broke crimps most of the time.. First test crimps were done with a bit thinner wire and it was ok'ish. I think melting sleeve is just as good method - at least look wise.
And by the way, I finished something tonight:
I'm happy with the result.. Definitely worth of sore fingertips.
Ahaa okey , you maybe didnt use the right Crimps, you need at least 16AWG crimps , thats the big secret
This turned out great!
Good lord... makes Psycho Sleeve (Martin) look like Kindergarten.
Nice looking sleeving job, I'll be sure to try the melting method next time I sleeve.
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